Rocketry goals review for August 2016

Not so much building and painting this month; little action since the launch.

  • Dual deployment: (Again:) Nothing. Will not be doing this in 2016.
  • Enter at least three club contests, putting some effort into improving my knowledge and skills in those three rocketry areas: Flew the B3S2a again for the B Streamer Spot Landing. Won, I think. DQd in the B Helicopter contest. Bought an F-100 but decided not to work on it or the Mars Probe for the September PMC contest, one of the three I’d planned to focus on.
  • NARTREK Gold: Au-198 not yet repaired. Gold is on hold until 2017, pretty much.
  • Complete all rockets in progress or in the build pile as of 1 Jan 2016 (see first 6 entries in table below): Completed the R13, some work on LOC Norad.
  • Adhere to a budget: Again: Altogether well under budget. Over in some categories but under in others.
  • Publish five issues of the club newsletter: Third issue published.
  • Attend NARCON, NYPower, CNYRTC, URRF, and all SRC launches: Did the club launch.
  • Fly lots of stuff: Yes.
  • Have fun: Yes. Burning up a high power rocket and burning the fin off a low power rocket was not the most fun I’ve ever had, but still, good time at the launch.

2016 build/repair progress:

Rocket Status as of 1 Sep 2016 Notes
In progress as of 1 Jan:
Estes Blenders Done One for me, one for my son.
Estes Scion Done
Excelsior Pink Mini Max Done (given away)
In build pile as of 1 Jan:
Excelsior Nike-G Build pile Have decals and Baby Bertha kit, need fin stock.
LOC Precision Norad Assembly in progress
(scratch) R13 Done
Acquired or planning to acquire in 2016 (for goals):
Lindberg Mars Probe Build pile Originally for Sep contest.
Monogram F-100 Build pile Originally for Sep contest.
(scratch) Au-198 Done (repair pile) NARTREK Gold rocket.
(scratch) B2S3a Done For unvarying May–Oct contest.
(scratch) Nymph Done (repair pile) For Jul contest.
(scratch) unnamed flexwing boost glider Done (glider lost) For Jul contest.
Acquired or considering acquiring in 2016 (other):
ASP V-2 (18 mm) Build pile
Semroc Blue Bird Zero Build pile
(scratch) C6-3 burner Wish list Working on design.
(scratch) Flake Wish list Working on design.
(scratch) Flat Boy Done
Semroc Point Build pile
New Way Square in the Air Build pile
New Way Too Square Build pile
Planning to repair in 2016 (for goals):
LOC Precision Fantom EXL Repair pile For dual deploy goal. Needs e-bay refit, some repainting.
Considering repairing in 2016 (other):
Estes Ventris Repair pile Needs fin fillet paint.
Glencoe Jupiter C Repair pile Needs satellite/4th stage replacement.
Sandman Decals (Excelsior) Honest Goon Repair pile Fix launch rod rubbing on nose cone.
(scratch) Test to Destruction Repair pile Needs fin paint and trim tape stripe.
3D Rocketry Lunar Eclipse Jr. Repair pile Launch lugs replaced, need painting.
Estes Xarconian Cruiser Repair pile Replace lost dowel.
Shrockets Sea Sting Repair pile Reattach fin piece.

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